It's no suprise to me, but Supervisor Mirkarimi is getting ready to roll over for UC's greedy land-grab at the old extension property on lower Haight St. Since Mirkarimi is the personification of political correctness here in Progressive Land, he's using the LGBT issue as cover for his spinelessness and utter lack of vision. UC won't be allowed to convert the property into a massive housing development if the Board of Supervisors refuses to allow the zoning to be changed from "public" to whatever will allow the land-grab. But the Murk's statement below shows that he's ready to betray both the Hayes Valley neighborhood and the city to allow UC to get away with it. After talking tough against the UC/Evans proposal for months at a number of HVNA meetings, the Murk is displaying his true colors:
"I think that much of the project sponsored by AF Evans and Openhouse is decent, especially the LGBT senior housing," said Mirkarimi. "There are some real unresolved aspects that are really routine for a project of this size, but I'm really optimistic."
Labels: Ross Mirkarimi, UC Extension